Change your mind

I got this off a website called Lateral Action http://lateralaction.com/

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unshakable.

(Dhammapada – The Teachings of the Buddha, Translated by Thomas Byrom)

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To new beginnings!

I resigned on the 9th of November 2012. A day that marked the end of 7 years and 11 months working in a permanent capacity. A day marking the beginning of a new journey.

I never thought this day would ever come so soon. It was never planned like this. My colleague also resigned. On the same day. We both unaware of each other’s plans. In a ‘cheesy’ way, it felt like destiny… especially since the 9th of November is a day recognised by Germans as ‘Day of Destiny’ or ‘Destiny Day’. Its as if we should team up or collaborate or start a business together. And for a short while we thought it might go that way.

Its a good thing we decided not to go that route. Not yet at least. Because we need to develop our own identity first. But we’re definately going to be of support to each other in this first few months. So thats… thats really great to have and I’m thankful for that 🙂

I’m going to be the best I can be. To live a life that is worthwhile to the best of my ability. It wont be easy, but it will be WORTH the difficulty. Life’s too short to live it any less.

This will open up new roads, new connections, new adventures, new challenges, new learnings, new ways of thinking. This is for the ones I love!

And now…. WE RIDE!

4 december, 2012

Tomorrow I’m about to apologise for my behaviour. A behaviour that was led by anger. Anger at the people who pretend that the life they are living is worth it. Anger at myself for losing control the way I did. Its not me. That person, is not me. Not any more at least.

Today marks the day that I will look at the long term satisfaction of every thought I think; every work I speak; every choice I make. But mostly this is for my family. No more will I fall prey to self-sacrifice. No more will I sabotage my own future.

The temptations of anger and its short-lived glory is coming to an end.

Discipline will be my new friend.